Thursday, January 15, 2015

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

Baked potatoes are one of my favorite foods.  Give me a hot potato with a dab of butter and sour cream and I'm good to go.  But, let me loose at a potato bar and I'm going to pile it all on.  Butter, sour cream, green onions, cheese, bacon and sometime even a schmear of ranch.  But, that's when I really want to indulge, since I know that's not the healthiest of meals.

My love for loading up those fluffy spuds doesn't stop with just the baked potato.  It goes to loaded potato skins, twice baked potatoes, loaded mashed potatoes, even indulging in a bowl of loaded baked potato soup...topped with a little extra bacon, of course!

So, since we're gearing up for the first foodie holiday of the year I started thinking about the infamous tailgate recipes that we just couldn't live without on the big day.  Of course there's wings, meatballs, sausage cream cheese dip, cheese dip, and the list goes on and on.  Another menu item that's a must is baked potato skins.
Crispy potato skins, filled with fluffy potatoes and topped with cheese, bacon and a touch of sour cream.  Oh my, my mouth is watering just thinking about them.  Give me a little bowl of ranch and I'm in heaven.  So when I started thinking of the big game, the infamous potato skins popped in my head.  But, I wanted to do a little something different than those traditional skins and I started thinking of dips.

Dips are so easy to make and something that can be made ahead of time and easily transported.  So, I started thinking about all the things I love on potatoes; the cheese, bacon, green onions and sour cream and thought that would be an amazing dip.  Plus it can be made ahead of time and there's no worry about keeping it warm.  It's a win win.
When ready to serve just open up a bag of your favorite potato chips, or even fry up some of your favorite waffle fries and let the guests dig in.  This was a huge hit with my family.  It disappeared instantly.  So be sure to add this to your menu for the big game, or for any upcoming events you may have!

Loaded Baked Potato Dip

3/4 Cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt
3/4 Cup sour cream
3/4 Cup shredded sharp cheddar
1/4 Cup shredded pepper jack
1 Package bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 Green onions, sliced

To serve-
Waffle fries
Potato chips


Combine yogurt and sour cream in a bowl and stir to combine.  Add the cheese and bacon and stir until just incorporated.  Add green onions and gently stir to incorporate.  Top with additional green onions and bacon.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Recipe source: A Lynsey Original

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